Top 10 Must Visit Planetarium in India

Planetarium (तारामंडल) is the large dome-shaped projection screen that shows astronomy and the night sky for presenting educational and entertaining training. There are five Nehru Planetarium in India, located in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Allahabad, Bangalore and Swami Vivekananda Planetarium in Mangalore is the first 3D planetarium in India.

Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

Birla Planetarium of Kolkata is a circular structure designed in Indian style like Buddhist Stupa and is the largest planetarium in Asia as well as second largest planetarium in the world.

There are total 3 Birla Planetarium in India,other two are Birla Planetarium in Chennai and the Birla Planetarium in Hyderabad. Planetarium known as Taramandal in Hindi, equipped with astronomy gallery , Telescope, laboratory and accessories.

Birla Planetarium, Chennai

Birla Planetarium is another large planetarium in Chennai and one of the most modern planetarium in India. The planetarium is equipped with 360-degree sky theatre, the first in India and special-effects projector.

Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai

Nehru Planetarium of Mumbai is a very popular dome shaped theatre that shows information about planets, Located in Worli in Mumbai. Nehru planetarium of New Delhi is the most popular Planetarium in North India for the promotion of astronomy education.

Ahmedabad Planetarium, Gujarat

Ahmedabad Planetarium in the Gujarat Science City showcase and exhibits different science concepts. Gujarat Science City is one of the must visit place in Ahmedabad that hosts Planet Earth,Hall of Space, energy park and earth-shaped dome.

Guwahati Planetarium, Assam

Guwahati Planetarium is the only Planetarium in Assam and regularly organises seminars and exhibitions for North East India. The Planetarium in Guwahati has unique hybrid planetarium projection system and one of its kind in the entire northeast region.

Patna Planetarium, Bihar

Patna Planetarium is located inside the Indira Gandhi Science Complex and one of the largest planetariums in India as well as in Asia also attracts a large number of visitors for regular film on astronomy.

Swami Vivekananda Planetarium, Mangalore

Swami Vivekananda Planetarium is the first 3D planetarium in India, located in Mangalore Karnataka. The 3D Vivekananda Planetarium Tickets priced Rs 60 for adults and Rs 40 for children.

Priyadarsini Planetarium, Kerala

Priyadarsini Planetarium in Kerala Science and Technology Museum is located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city and the planetarium offers night sky observation, science exhibition and mobile astronomy.

Anna Science Centre, Tiruchirappalli

Anna Science Centre planetarium is located in Tiruchirappalli also called Trichy in Tamil Nadu. The planetarium exhibits environment gallery, eco systems and telescope to see the sky, moon and sun.

Kusumbai Motichand Planetarium, Pune

Kusumbai Motichand Planetarium has a unique Y-shaped architecture and first projection planetarium in Asia. The planetarium is also oldest continuously operating planetarium in the world and also the projector is oldest planetarium instrument in India.

There is a new planetarium by Pune Municipal Corporation in Sahakarnagar open to public, Other well known Planetarium in India also include Pathani Samanta Planetarium in Bhubaneswar,Birla Science Museum of Hyderabad,Tara Mandir Planetarium in Porbandar and Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi.

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